Sitting Down with Johnny O.

Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski Jr. knows the power of a great teacher. As a classroom teacher at Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts in Dundalk, “Johnny O.” saw daily the impact of a good role model. When he was elected at age 23 to the Maryland House of Delegates, he had the guidance of mentors.

Messy Hands, Happy Hearts

After months of paint-spattered hands and glue-y fingers, of reading aloud Dr. Seuss and listening to Raffi’s best hits, of researching birds’ nests and beaver lodges, the young students of Towson Presbyterian Preschool unveiled their culminating artistic creations at the preschool’s annual art show in March.

Neighborhood Fixture

A few things have changed in the 45 years since Ayd Hardware became a fixture in the Stoneleigh neighborhood. The store has moved three times (but only by a block), upsized and downsized and upsized, and seen family members shift in and out of key roles. But one thing hasn’t changed. In today’s age of online shopping and big-box home…

Librarian John Scott: Picks for Young Readers

John Scott, the Lower School librarian at Friends School of Baltimore, is also the father of three. During his 14 years at Friends, John has served on committees for both the Newbery and Caldecott awards—the top honors in children’s literature—and he regularly brings in leading authors to speak with students.

Arts Preview

 Chesapeake Shakespeare Company: Love's Labour's Lost  In this comedy filled with brilliant puns, the King of Navarre and three courtiers agree to avoid the distractions of women for three years while they study and pray. How well does that go? When the gorgeous Princess of France and her ladies arrive on a diplomatic mission, the men become lovestruck, back-stabbing sneaks. Bring…

Towson’s Time

Recently I’ve been hearing a phrase used often: “It’s Towson’s Time!” It is hard to drive through the community without feeling that there is plenty going on to change the skyline. Some of these changes have been years in the making, through work from county government, business organizations, school advocacy groups and private players. To hear … Continued

Hope and Healing: A Flight Tour

No More Stolen Childhoods held “Hope and Healing: A Flight Tour” on Saturday, April 6. Guests boarded a luxury bus and toured Heavy Seas Brewery and Old Line Spirits, enjoying tastings and food pairings. NMSC is planning other experience-based events to raise awareness of the issues of childhood sexual abuse, educate and engage people to … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

Colleen Kyle Named Upper School Head at RPCS Effective July 1, Colleen Kyle will begin work as the next Upper School head at Roland Park Country School. Colleen joins RPCS from Lakeside School in Seattle, where she has served as an academic leader and teacher for the past 10 years. At Lakeside School, Colleen was the … Continued

Brother for Others Final Four Fundraiser

Seven-hundred people attended the Brother for Others Final Four Fundraiser at the Rec Room in Towson April 6. In its third year, the event raises money for the Brian Cosgrove Memorial Scholarship Fund at Loyola Blakefield. Brian, a former basketball player for Johns Hopkins and Loyola Blakefield, died in 2016 at 36 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Photography by Albert … Continued

Second Annual Toast of the Town

The Towson Chamber of Commerce hosted the Toast of the Town April 6, celebrating outstanding community members who have helped propel Towson to where it is today. Individuals and local businesses were honored in six categories: Build, Host, Innovate, Inspire, Lead and Serve. Congratulations to this year’s honorees, and thank you to our sponsors! Photography by Blue … Continued